Netflix has announced that they’ve canceled Marvel’s Daredevil, news that comes just after the launch of the series’ third season.
After canceling other Marvel shows such as Luke Cage and Iron Fist many were sure Daredevil would remain unharmed looking at Jessica Jones or The Punisher as the next seasons to get the axe – if any. However, this week news broke that after three seasons Daredevil is also getting the chop.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” the streaming service said in a statement to Deadline. “We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.”
It’s not all doom and gloom though, as Netflix ended their statement on a bittersweet note: “While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
This, of course, has many speculating that we may see more of Daredevil, Luke Cage, and even Iron Fist on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
What makes this news all the more painful is that the writers of the show had no idea on the looming cancellation and had actually planned out the entirety of Season 4, with Daredevil‘s Co-executive producer Sam Ernst saying on Twitter:
Man, so weird to be in the Daredevil writers room today, getting the news that we're cancelled. On the walls were an entire season 4 laid out – and it was so f***g cool. So many moments we wanted the fans to see… Sigh, this business.
— Sam Ernst (@havensam) November 30, 2018
All of these cancellations have come as somewhat of a surprise to fans and of course, leave the future of other Marvel shows on Netflix in jeopardy. Are we going to see another season of Jessica Jones? How about The Punisher, which is apparently making good progress according to Jon Bernthal.